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Can poodles eat human food? Ask anyone and you will soon find that most people have a blanket response… either a straight yes, or a resounding no! But the answer should be: it depends on the food.

In this post we’ll take a look at some specific foods and answer the question: can poodles eat that? Then we’ll tell you a little about the food and its effects on your poodle.

Can Poodles Eat Cherries?

Cherries should not be fed to poodles. The pits, stems, and leaves contain cyanide, which is poisonous to your poodle. In addition, the cherry flesh is known to cause stomach upsets in dogs. And while maraschino cherries are pitted and stemless, they are loaded with sugar.

Can Poodles Eat Watermelon?

Watermelon is a good choice for a healthy treat in moderation. It is a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C, and potassium. Because this fruit is 92% water, it is a great treat on a hot day. Just be sure to remove the seeds and rind which can cause gastrointestinal distress.

Can Poodles Eat Mango?

Mangos are a great, nutritious treat for your poodle. This fruit supplies important nutrients like vitamins A, B6, C and E. Mangos are also a great source of fiber. Just make sure to remove the pit, which can be a choking hazard for your poodle.


Can Poodles Eat Grapes?

No, poodles should never eat grapes. Grapes have proven to be toxic, although research has not been done to find out precisely why. Ingesting grapes can lead to acute kidney failure and even death in poodles. If you suspect your poodle has ingested grapes (or raisins) contact your veterinarian.

Can Poodles Eat Tomatoes?

Tomatoes can be fed with caution. The most important thing to understand when feeding your poodle tomatoes is the tomatine content. Tomatine is harmful to dogs and can be found in unripe tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes have such a small amount that a tomato or two is of no concern. If you grow your own tomatoes, be aware that the leaves, stalk and stems carry the largest concentration of tomatine, and your poodles should be kept away from the plants.

Can Poodles Eat Pineapple

Your poodle can have small amounts of pineapple. It is full of nutrients including vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, and iron. However pineapple also has a high amount of natural sugar, so you only want to offer your dog small amounts. And never give them canned pineapple, the syrup contains even more sugar that your poodle does not need.


Can Poodles Eat Cucumber

Cucumbers make a great low calorie treat for poodles that like to snack, but still need to watch their weight. Just be sure to cut them down to a safe size, as there are many stories of dogs choking on cucumber.

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Can Poodles Eat Almonds

Nuts in general should not be fed to your poodle. While not as toxic as other nuts, almonds are high in fat. This can cause pancreatitis. If you have a toy poodle, almonds can also cause a dangerous obstruction.

Can Poodles Eat Apricots

Apricots can be fed to your poodle with caution. The seeds, pit, and stems contain trace amounts of cyanide, which is harmful if consumed in large amounts. So be careful to prevent your poodle from ingesting any of these parts.

Can Poodles Eat Walnuts

Walnuts are not a good snack for poodles. As we mentioned above, nuts, in general, should be avoided. But walnuts are, more often than not, infected with a fungi called tremorgenic mycotoxins that can be very harmful to your poodle.

Can Poodles Eat Raw Chicken

Yes. There are great debates in the dog world whether chicken is better for your pooch cooked or raw.  Many point to the risk of salmonella. But a dog’s stomach contains more acid than a human, making raw meats safer.  Many people feed their poodle’s raw chicken very successfully. Chicken is a great source of protein.

Can Poodles Eat Raw Mince

Your poodle can enjoy some raw mince. Make sure it is a high-grade meat and is also fresh. Many people claim raw mince (and chicken) are good for a dog’s digestive and immune system. And mince is a great source of protein.

Can Poodles Eat Raw Bacon

Bacon is dangerous for your poodle. Pork products in general have a high-fat content that can spur pancreatitis. Raw pork products can cause a parasite infection called trichinosis. And lastly, the salt content in bacon can put your poodle at risk for salt poisoning.

Can Poodles Eat Yogurt

Yes, yogurt can be a healthy snack for your poodle. However, you must check that label!! Any yogurt you offer your dog should be sugar free, but even more important it NEEDS to be xylitol free! Xylitol is used in some yogurts as a sweetener and it is deadly for dogs. Plain Greek yogurt is the best choice, as it contains lower levels of lactose, which can be hard for poodles to digest.

Can Poodles Eat Ice Cream

Small amounts of ice cream probably won’t hurt your poodle. But it is not the best snack choice. Between the excess sugar and lactose, it is likely to give your poodle a tummy issue if they have too much. Also, you want to be cautious that the ice cream does not contain xylitol, chocolate, or nuts.

Can Poodles Eat Onion

Onion should never be fed to your poodle. Every part of the onion is toxic. Raw or cooked, ingesting too much can lead to red blood cell damage and anemia. Also, beware of onion powder which is even more potent.

Can Poodles Eat Apples

Apples make a nutritious snack for your poodle. They are a great source of vitamins A and C and they are high in fiber. Just be sure to core the apple first. Apple seeds contain cyanide which can cause hypoxia.

Can Poodles Eat Strawberries

Fresh strawberries make a great “sometimes” snack for your poodle. Not only do they contain Vitamins C, B1, B6, and K, fiber, potassium, omega–3 fatty acids, magnesium, iodine, and folic acid, but they have an enzyme that can help whiten your poodle’s teeth. However, they also contain a lot of sugar, so you only want to feed strawberries in moderation.

Can Poodles Eat Honey

Honey is safe for your poodle, but it should be fed in moderation, due to the sugar content. Many people claim the honey has many medicinal properties, including easing seasonal allergies. And honey is rich in Vitamins B and C, minerals, magnesium, sodium chloride, potassium, iron, sulfur and phosphate. But due to sugar content, you should never feed more than a teaspoon in a day.

Can Poodles Eat Banana

Bananas are a snack with an abundance of nutrients that for your dog. They offer potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. And you can mash it up and freeze it for a lower-calorie substitute for ice cream. Bananas are also high in sugar, especially the overripe ones, so be sure to use in moderation.

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Can Poodles Eat Dates

Dates are a great source of fiber for your poodle and are safe to eat. But be careful to only feed them sparingly, as too much fiber will cause gastrointestinal distress. They also supply vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, and C

Can Poodles Eat Garlic

Garlic, like onions, are a part of the allium family. It is not safe to give your poodle, as ingestion of garlic could lead to hemolytic anemia. Also beware of garlic powder, which is even more potent.

Can Poodles Eat Sweet Potato

Your poodle can eat sweet potato as a treat, as long as it is cooked. Raw sweet potatoes can be hard on a poodle’s digestive system and even cause intestinal blockages. But when cooked, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins A, B6, and C, calcium, potassium, and iron for your poodle.

Can Poodles Eat Fish

Fish can be an excellent source of protein and Omega-3 fats for your poodle. Just be cautious of how it is prepared, and that the fish is fully deboned. Fishbones are brittle and can lodge themselves inside of your dog. Also beware of fish with high contaminant levels. Longer lived fish such as sharks can often contain high metal and toxin levels.

Can Poodles Eat Cheese

Most cheese is safe for you poodles. But do be aware of the fat and lactose content. Lactose in particular can cause gas, diarrhea, and vomiting in some dogs. Goat cheese is a good choice as it is lower in fat and lactose. Blue cheese is not an option at all, as it can produce a potentially lethal toxin for dogs when it is super ripe.

Can Poodles Eat Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein for your poodle. They also contain essential amino acids and fatty acids. However, eggs must be cooked. Consuming raw eggs can lead to a biotin deficiency for your poodle.

Can Poodles Eat Potato

Potatoes need to be cooked before you feed them to your poodle. Raw potatoes contain solanine, which is toxic to dogs. Cooking the potato will reduce the amount of solanin. So if you want to feed your dog a boiled potato or a french fry as a snack, it won’t harm them.

Can Poodles Eat Blue Berries

Yes, blueberries are safe for your poodle. They are high in Vitamins A, C, and K, which provide essential nutrients to boost their immune system as well as assist in maintaining healthy hair and skin. They are also high in antioxidants and can be fed frozen or thawed.

Final Word

Variety is the spice of life, so we hope this list inspires you to let your poodle try some new, healthy snacks.

When trying a new food, be aware that some poodles will have different reactions to new foods. So start with a small sample, to make sure the new food does not cause any digestive distress.

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